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Thu, Oct. 17th, 2013, 02:46 pm
Testing, testing... is this thing on?

The Ticker Factory widget on the info page says that it's been seven years, eight months and three days since we updated. Oh dear. *cough* Hello there!

Back when we started out in the heady days of 2005, the Harry Potter books weren't finished, Twilight was just a sparkley vampire in Stephenie Meyer's eye, and nobody had even dreamt of the dizzying heights that turgid M-rated fanfic could one day aspire to in the realms of traditional publication, if packaged with a suitably snazzy cover. There were a quarter of a million HP stories on Fanfiction.net back then; I note that there are a now a respectable 661,000. In the year or so that Daily Sporfle was going, I have no doubt that we only scratched the surface of the hilarity that's out there, and there's probably much, much more.

We both got quite busy with RL stuff you probably aren't interested in, but both of us pop back every now and again and snort at some of the more classic lines.

And just this once, for the sheer nostalgia of it all...

Today's featured fic is my new life by kel-radcliffe. While there are a few genuinely funny turns of phrase, the good points are balanced out by some baffling character motivation (Goodbye, I hate you, my child) and the presence of two gratuitious original characters, one of whom... has some race-related issues going on.

My dad smiled this big goofy smile I wanted it slap it off his face. "I hate you I hate having kids" he said

Harry stared at me all night. He all so wanted boys and girls to sleep in the same room.

Hermione kissed Ron and I kissed Harry. When Harry woke up and saw I kissed him he was happy. Even I could tell.

She explained that her mom made her move to Asia and made her go to school there. She explained how the kids there hated her cause she had an accent and was white.

"You girls have to choose which house your in. so may I have you decion?"

I turned around and noticed MALFOY WAS SITTING IN THE SEAT NEXT TO ME!!! LIKE IT WAS NO BIG DEAL!!!!

IT WAS HIM! HE DID THAT PURPOSLY? DOES HE LIK ME mentally slaps face stop being conceded.

Thu, Oct. 17th, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)
tortoises

I'm terrified by this post, because it means that I've been on LJ for longer than that seven years, eight months...

Fri, Oct. 18th, 2013 11:05 am (UTC)
daily_sporfle

Tell me about it... That damned widget was judging me, like that book you borrowed from someone before you left high school and now oh god it can't actually be ten years later.